Friday, October 22, 2010

fall projects in the making...

We've got a few projects in the works at home, all at the same time. Now, we just need to find the time to start and finish them!
We cut out all the white wood balusters and are replacing them with wrought iron. I have the new ones in the garage along with a new blade for the chop saw to cut metal, and the epoxy to set them in place. We're going to try the install ourselves, knowing that if we run into trouble I can call "the man" to do it.
don't fall through!
I sent this chair and ottoman below out to be reupholstered. I want a professional job and didn't want this to be my first attempt at re-upholstery! It should be back any day now, oh boy!
And... the best for last... we are going to re-do the kitchen! My cabinets are ~20 years old and a bit dysfunctional for today's modern cooking. I wrestle to get the pans in and out of the small door openings, and I could use more accessible storage. Because of this, we decided to go for new, modern, oh so functional cabinets. I'm choosing a warm stained finished to warm up the room with our limestone floors. We'll keep the same layout, and my appliances are all fairly new, so we won't replace those, just hopefully put a panel on the dishwasher.
And... for the corner where I currently have my desk, I think I want to add a wine bar!
It will add even more storage, give us a wine fridge, and also be a great feature for future resale value. I'm thinking something like the two photos on the right. Don't you just love it!
I'm most excited about transforming this space.
I'll keep you posted. Hopefully, we can start on the balusters soon.
I just have to stay off the golf course,
which is sooo hard with the beautiful fall weather we're having!


  1. Your remodeling looks way more fun than mine! It might take me a couple of years to finish, at best. It's an ongoing process that isn't nearly as fun as I thought it would be...

  2. I can't wait to see all of your remodeling pics. I know it is going to look just great!

  3. Wow! Your plans sound wonderful. You have a lot of work ahead. Cant wait to see everything finished!

  4. You have a lot going on, but how exciting! Can't wait to see the "after" pics.

  5. How exciting! Looking forward to seeing more pictures :)


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